The Best Way to Clean Your Eyeglasses Is Also the Simplest

Once, a very long time ago, I bought lens wipes. The smallest available size for order was a two-pack, containing hundreds and hundreds of individually wrapped wipes. For months after they arrived, I’d diligently restock my glasses cases, pocketbook, and gym bag every couple of days. For a time, they were my superpower. My glasses […]

The Ultimate Step-by-Step Guide to a Clean Stove

The stove is the workhorse of the kitchen, burners dutifully heating up on command to prepare meals at all times of day, season after season. It toils for you and your family, and that hard work shows: in a splotch of tomato sauce from Monday, charred spinach from Tuesday, burnt bits of rice from Wednesday. […]

A Stain-Removing Trick So Clever, You’ll Never Forget It

Summer is the season of enjoying with abandon: sun-warm raspberries, eaten by the handful; popsicles from an ice cream truck, dripping down your arm. But that also makes it prime time for stains. Like, blueberry pie remnants on a tablecloth, or red wine dribbled on your white tee shirt. And, of course, there’s the risk […]

This Laundry Staple Is the Key to Cleaning a Burnt Pan

Have you ever burnt something on the stove so thoroughly that it more or less fused with the pan you were cooking in? I have—more than once. In fact, I once spent an entire year of my early 20s cleaning the charred remains of homemade chicken soup from the bottom of my roommate’s soup pot. […]